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Disco Fruit is a Serbian label founded in 2014 by Milos Djordjevic aka Tonbe. The label hand-picks the juiciest disco, house and funk cuts to satisfy any groover’s appetite. Disco Fruit is home to a sweet selection of artists including: Loshmi, Mitiko, Hotmood, Dr Packer, 84Bit, Evil Smarty, C. Da Afro, Tonbe and more. Disco Fruit’s sister label is house label, Hellcat Tunes. Tasty.
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Delicious LPFORTHCOMING EXCLUSIVE
  
   
Afro Vibrations - (6:22) 112 BPM
   
Clean Cuts - (5:37) 116 BPM
   
I Love To Boogie - (6:06) 122 BPM
   
I Was Never Fan Of Sampling - (6:23) 115 BPM
   
Let's Ride - (7:11) 108 BPM
   
Mr. Funkyman - (7:09) 115 BPM
   
My Disco Collection - (6:16) 112 BPM
   
Shiny Stockings - (6:21) 118 BPM
   
Tropical - (5:50) 114 BPM
   
You Are A Star - (6:38) 118 BPM
Played by: Tonbe
DF 128
02 Jul 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Serious Edits Vol 17FORTHCOMING EXCLUSIVE
  
   
Bomb On Me - (6:40) 123 BPM
   
Physic - (5:28) 123 BPM
   
Physic (dub mix) - (5:28) 123 BPM
   
Fantasy - (5:35) 116 BPM
   
Waiting - (5:58) 99 BPM
Played by: Tonbe
DF 127
18 Jun 21
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EssenceEXCLUSIVE
   
Oops Upside - (6:58) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
What Goes Around - (6:48) 90 BPM
   
Step Off The Train - (7:23) 105 BPM
   
Essence Of House - (7:00) 108 BPM
   
Serious Collection - (6:23) 107 BPM
Played by: Tonbe, Kongisto
Review: The titles here might suggest a re-edits EP but rest assured the five tracks ARE actually original, albeit sample-based, productions. 'Step Off The Train', for instance, does indeed bite EBTG's 'Missing' as you'd expect, but simply takes a two-line vocal snip and loops it up over a slo-mo grinder that sits right on the deep house/nu-disco cusp, while 'Oops Upside' is another house/disco fusion that draws not on The Gap Band but on a female-sung cover thereof. So let's not worry about sources and inspirations and just say these are five classy midtempo groovers that'll suit more discerning nu-disco floors down to the ground.
DF 126
04 Jun 21
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Good TasteEXCLUSIVE
   
Sugar - (4:51) 117 BPM
   
Good Taste - (5:35) 120 BPM
   
Funker - (6:00) 112 BPM
   
Pontiac GTO - (6:11) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bad Habits - (4:40) 120 BPM
   
Don't Let Me Go - (6:22) 117 BPM
   
Autumn Delight - (5:01) 115 BPM
Review: There are producers out there who'll spend months agonising over a snare sound or a clap, and who'll turn out maybe two or three tracks a year. At the other end of the spectrum are artists like Tonbe, who are seemingly capable of knocking together an album's worth of material by lunchtime, and frequently do! Both approaches can, of course, turn up gold - in this case, see the wonky Hammond shuffle that is 'Funker', or the summery good-time funk of 'Pontiac GTO'. This latest offering also finds Tonbe exploring poppier territory on cuts like 'Sugar' and 'Don't Let Me Go'.
DF 125
07 May 21
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Hotmood - "You Are A Star" - (6:38) 118 BPM
   
C. Da Afro - "So Good For Me" - (6:03) 113 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Back To Dance" - (7:16) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Loshmi - "Regah" - (6:56) 110 BPM
Review: Here's one of those releases that really doesn't need a lot of explaining - anyone with even a passing interest in nu-disco should be more than familiar with all four artists involved, as well as the label! Hotmood brings the 70s vibes on the string-drenched, guitar-flecked 'You Are A Star', C Da Afro fast-forwards to the 80s boogie era with the shiny-suited 'So Good For Me', while Loshmi arguably gets the most inventive, mixing up Afro, Latin and spy movie soundtrack vibes on 'Regah'. It's the lazy, laidback funk/jazz-funk of Mitiko's 'Back To Dance', though, that takes the gold.
DF 124
23 Apr 21
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StompEXCLUSIVE
   
Boogie Down - (4:59) 101 BPM
   
Desperately - (7:57) 116 BPM
   
Here I Come - (8:25) 121 BPM
   
Disco Stomp - (8:38) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
East Coast Groove - (7:06) 121 BPM
   
Foot Stompin Music - (8:05) 122 BPM
   
My Cherie Amour - (5:34) 103 BPM
Review: This is at least the tenth album-length release that Montenegro's Sascha Mitich has produced for Serbian label Disco Fruit, a work rate rivalled only by label boss Tonbe (AKA Loshmi). As ever, the seven tracks featured here blur the lines between re-edits and sample-based productions, with the energetic, good time Afro-tropical vibes of 'Desperately' (think Barrabas, Osibisa) the standout for this reviewer, and the Hammond-sporting (and fairly self-explanatory) 'Foot Stompin' Music' a close second. A lounge-y cover of Stevie Wonder classic 'Ma Cherie Amour' may prove a little more Marmite ("you either love it or hate it"), but isn't without its charms.
DF 123
09 Apr 21
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Live My Life - (5:24) 123 BPM
   
My Way - (6:33) 122 BPM
   
This Is Party - (6:15) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
All About Grooves - (6:21) 121 BPM
   
After All - (6:24) 120 BPM
   
Change The Mood - (7:05) 117 BPM
   
How Far You Can Go - (5:41) 116 BPM
   
Because Of You - (6:06) 120 BPM
   
Nocturnal Moves - (5:30) 122 BPM
   
Keep On Moving Keep On Grooving - (6:47) 119 BPM
   
Fight For Love - (6:00) 120 BPM
   
Never Alone - (5:56) 120 BPM
Review: The trouble with Tonbe is you've no sooner finished reviewing one long-player than the next one arrives! With such a prolific output, it's all the more wonder that the Serbian nu-disco stalwart manages to maintain the quality standard - but make no mistake, quality is what you get here. One or two tracks (eg opener 'Live My Life') veer a little too far down the pop route, but just check out the strutty 'This Is Party', euphoric Hammond workout 'Change The Mood' or the jazz-tastic closing triptych that begins with 'Keep On Moving, Keep On Grooving' and you'll surely agree that Tonbe is a rare talent indeed.
DF 122
19 Mar 21
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Yes It Is - (5:23) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Across The Floor - (5:28) 114 BPM
   
In The Club - (5:40) 118 BPM
   
Neon Rider - (5:44) 120 BPM
   
Right Size - (4:49) 118 BPM
   
Rampage - (5:36) 113 BPM
   
On The Street - (5:22) 120 BPM
   
No Way - (5:16) 103 BPM
Review: Turns out Milos Djordjevic, AKA Serbian re-edit king Loshmi, has something of an Eddy Grant fixation. He must have, because two of the Guyanese-British reggae star's tracks get a Loshmi makeover here - namely 'Rampage' and 'Boys In The Street'. Elsewhere, 'No Way' is another reggae edit, 'Across The Floor' and 'In The Club' draw on unidentified boogie sources, Jimmy Bo Horne's 'Is It In' from 1980 gets reworked as 'Yes It Is', Salsoul Orchestra get the treatment on 'Right Size' and - perhaps tread carefully with this one! - 'Neon Rider' revisits the theme to a certain 80s TV series starring The Hoff...
DF 121
05 Mar 21
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Sexy LadyEXCLUSIVE
   
Are You Ready - (7:19) 110 BPM
   
Get Down - (6:59) 115 BPM
   
I Shot The Sheriff - (6:33) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Do Something - (5:58) 119 BPM
   
Sexy Lady - (7:05) 106 BPM
   
On Ya - (7:00) 100 BPM
   
Lonely Days - (5:37) 115 BPM
Review: Prolific Montenegrin producer Mitiko (real name Sasha Mitich) will need no introduction to nu-disco lovers by now, and here he brings us seven more very playable nuggets on a release you can call an EP or LP as you see fit! 'Are You Ready' revisits Fatback Band's classic 'Do The Bus Stop' - serviceably if perhaps a little unnecessarily - while Marley/Clapton classic 'I Shot The Sheriff' gets covered (not re-edited) inna disco style; the other five cuts are similarly 70s-themed, with the slow-moving, sleazy funk of 'On Ya' leading the charge for this reviewer on the strength of that squelch bassline alone.
DF 120
12 Feb 21
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Easy Dancin'EXCLUSIVE
   
Easy Dancin' - (5:21) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ram Tam Tam - (5:20) 120 BPM
   
To The Top - (5:03) 118 BPM
   
Mr. Robot - (5:34) 118 BPM
   
Let The Spirit - (5:19) 112 BPM
   
Happy Crowd - (5:00) 120 BPM
Review: Serbia's Milos Dordevic, AKA Tonbe/Loshmi, proves his mastery of the nu-disco game in just two tracks here! Submission 1: opener 'Easy Dancin', which has a wistful female vocal, spacey Dave Lee-esque Rhodes doodles and, most importantly, what is possibly the greatest stab ever recorded (check it at 0:32). Submission 2: 'Ram Tam Tam', which (after another excellent stab) centres around a rising Hammond riff that never quite resolves - ideal for building energy levels to fever pitch just before you drop that "right, everyone up!" anthem. Four more solid nu-disco/boogie cuts are just the icing on what's already a pretty unmissable cake.
DF 119
22 Jan 21
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Lay DownEXCLUSIVE
   
Discofied - (7:15) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Real Nasty - (6:36) 98 BPM
   
Eye On The Sparrow - (8:55) 100 BPM
   
Lay Down On Me - (6:08) 97 BPM
   
It's For You - (6:45) 94 BPM
   
Thank You For Tonight - (6:32) 102 BPM
   
Universal Love - (5:11) 90 BPM
Review: The 70s force is strong in this one... listen to this latest full-length collection from Montenegran producer Sasha Mitich, AKA Mitiko, and you may have to remind yourself, as this writer did, that you're actually listening to a brand new album and not a set of re-edits! There are no spangly Nang-esque synths here, no wonked-out Italo-cosmic excursions, just seven slabs of fat-assed funk ('Real Nasty'), lavish disco-soul ('Thank You For Tonight') and, perhaps most interestingly, a couple of tracks ('Lay Down On Me', 'Universal Love') that lean towards a mellower, more 'crossover' style ? la Bill Withers or The Bellamy Brothers.
DF 118
08 Jan 21
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Ain't Nothing Wrong - (5:30) 122 BPM
   
Funk Love - (5:46) 120 BPM
   
Days Like This - (4:55) 122 BPM
   
It's Time To Get Funkee - (4:55) 122 BPM
   
Raw & Dirty - (5:34) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Shake That Booty - (5:44) 120 BPM
   
Never Be Like You - (5:30) 122 BPM
   
I Can't Stop - (6:22) 120 BPM
   
Without You - (5:28) 120 BPM
   
White Shirt - (4:28) 120 BPM
Played by: Tonbe, Juno Download
Review: There's a lot to admire about Tonbe's boundary-blurring, edit-not-edit releases on Disco Fruit, particularly the attractiveness of the material on offer and their good-value nature. His latest release, Always Like This, naturally ticks both of these boxes, cannily combinig elements of good-time house, electrofunk, jazz-funk and nu-disco. There's no weak links, just 10 party-hearty treats to savour. Our picks of a very strong bunch include the bouncy disco-house cheeriness of 'Days Like These', the bustling jazz-house beats and tidy organ stabs of 'Raw & Dirty', the Clavinet-sporting, cowbell-laden stomp of 'Shake That Booty' and the classic, late '80s NYC garage-house goodness of 'Without You'. Instant fun-times.
DF 117
18 Dec 20
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Wrong DirectionEXCLUSIVE
   
Akugen - (7:11) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Coming Back Around - (6:40) 121 BPM
   
It's A Long Ride - (7:48) 121 BPM
   
Living After Time - (7:08) 122 BPM
   
Looking Back - (6:22) 123 BPM
   
Now I Can See - (7:33) 117 BPM
   
Somebody To Love Tonight - (7:05) 110 BPM
   
Times Like This - (5:36) 100 BPM
   
Tour De Happiness - (5:54) 122 BPM
   
Wrong Direction - (7:22) 116 BPM
Review: Prolific Montenegran producer Sasha Mitich, better known to disco lovers as Mitiko, returns to his regular home of Disco Fruit with, incredibly, his third full-length release of the year, following June's 'Disko Diss' and September's 'Best Of'. Things get off to a flying start with the stunning 'Akugen', as deep house, disco and Balearica collide in the heart of the rain forest. Elsewhere, cuts like 'It's A Long Ride' and 'Living After Time' have a more soulful feel, 'Now I Can See' is a dubby late-night groove, and 'Tour De Happiness' and 'Looking Back' house things up a little, making for a varied and enjoyably listen all round - though 'Akugen' remains the stone-cold killer.
DF 116
04 Dec 20
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Various
   
Evil Smarty - "Feel The Fire" - (7:18) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Evil Smarty - "This Is" - (6:48) 115 BPM
   
Evil Smarty - "If It Feels Good" - (6:02) 107 BPM
   
Evil Smarty - "The Get Down" - (6:57) 98 BPM
   
Dave Allison - "Ain't Nuthin' To It" - (6:08) 118 BPM
   
Dave Allison - "Bon Dapp" - (5:50) 122 BPM
   
Dave Allison - "Sunday's Calling" - (7:33) 111 BPM
   
Dave Allison - "Trade Off" - (6:22) 123 BPM
   
Gradient Logic - "Far Away" - (6:43) 120 BPM
   
Gradient Logic - "Feel Me" - (6:03) 107 BPM
   
Gradient Logic - "I Want You Slide" - (7:38) 119 BPM
   
Gradient Logic - "Talk About" - (7:11) 117 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Drugstore" - (5:32) 114 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Sweet & Nasty" - (5:54) 116 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Still Loving You" - (5:24) 116 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Wsoop Wsoop" - (5:43) 118 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Broken Heart" - (7:31) 116 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Clavs Rules" - (6:46) 118 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Dig It" - (6:00) 115 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Disco Frisco" - (7:19) 118 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Feel So Good" - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Feel The Night" - (6:43) 122 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Give Me Funk" - (6:54) 118 BPM
   
Tonbe - "I Feel Energy" - (6:34) 118 BPM
   
Tonbe - "I'm The One" - (6:46) 120 BPM
   
Tonbe - "I'm The One" (Alkalino remix) - (5:36) 120 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Street Groove" - (7:00) 120 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Something Jazzy" - (7:04) 120 BPM
   
V & Funky Junkie - "Yugoslavia" - (6:53) 122 BPM
   
V & Funky Junkie - "Katastrofa" - (6:24) 120 BPM
   
V & Funky Junkie - "Frka" - (7:07) 100 BPM
Review: Serbia's Disco Fruit label offer digital buyers another high-VFM collection of tracks that were previously only available on wax, with the album's 31 cuts coming from just six artists including scene faves Tonbe and Loshmi and label regular Evil Smarty. Between them, they run the gamut from scorching, bottom-heavy funk (Evil Smarty's 'The Get Down', Dave Allison's 'Ain't Nuthin To It', Loshmi's 'Drugstore') to deep n' soulful house (Tonbe's 'Broken Heart'), via Gradient Logic's glacial boogie nouveau and jazzier cuts like Dave Allison's 'Trade Off' and Tonbe's 'Something Jazzy'. It's more one for the jazzbos and funkateers than outright disco dollies, admittedly, but on the whole that's probably a good thing...
DF 115
06 Nov 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Various
   
84Bit - "Mamma Jamma" (Dr Packer remix) - (5:54) 121 BPM
   
84Bit - "Mamma Jamma" (Hotmood remix) - (5:55) 120 BPM
   
84Bit - "Mamma Jamma" (original mix) - (5:59) 121 BPM
   
84Bit - "Mamma Jamma" (Tonbe remix) - (6:46) 116 BPM
   
Dr Packer & Loshmi - "House In Downtown" - (6:32) 117 BPM
   
Dr Packer & Loshmi - "In Case Of Emergency" - (7:04) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Evil Smarty - "The Groove To Make You Dance" - (5:49) 120 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Afro Vibrations" - (6:22) 112 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Clean Cuts" - (5:37) 116 BPM
   
Hotmood - "I Love To Boogie" - (6:06) 122 BPM
   
Hotmood - "I Was Never Fan Of Sampling" - (6:23) 115 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Let's Ride" - (7:11) 108 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Mr. Funkyman" - (7:09) 115 BPM
   
Hotmood - "My Disco Collection" - (6:16) 112 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Shiny Stockings" - (6:21) 118 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Tropical" - (5:50) 114 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Soul Food" - (5:58) 105 BPM
   
Mitiko - "What Have You Done For Me" - (6:05) 115 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Gem Picker" - (6:22) 117 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Get Loose" - (7:52) 121 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Make It Last Forever" - (6:56) 120 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Rough" - (6:37) 121 BPM
Review: Serbia's Disco Fruit bring us a digital collection of tracks that were (mostly) previously only available on wax. Label boss Tonbe supplies four of 'em, and with most of the rest coming from equally familiar names such as Dr Packer, Hotmood, Mitiko and Loshmi, you know the bar's set high! Stylistically, the album ranges from authentic-sounding low-slung funkers like Hotmood's 'Let's Ride' and Tonbe's 'Gem Picker' to the breezy uptempo soul of 84Bit's 'Mamma Jamm' and the boogie nouveau of Dr Packer & Loshmi's 'In Case Of Emergency', while special shout-outs go to Evil Smarty, who almost out-Fatbacks Fatback, and to Mitiko's excellent reworking of the mighty Janet.
DF 114
09 Oct 20
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Best OfEXCLUSIVE
   
Don't Stop - (7:07) 115 BPM
   
Ain't No Love - (7:14) 100 BPM
   
Breathe - (7:56) 122 BPM
   
Celebremos - (6:40) 121 BPM
   
Come Back Once More - (6:55) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Disko Adriatiko - (7:28) 114 BPM
   
Do You Really Want My Love - (8:42) 120 BPM
   
Get Me Some Luvin - (5:17) 105 BPM
   
Give It Up - (6:16) 115 BPM
   
It's Over, It's Over - (5:51) 96 BPM
   
Love Somebody Today - (6:38) 123 BPM
   
Magic Masquerade - (7:28) 107 BPM
   
Mentirosa - (6:22) 120 BPM
   
Money Honey Money - (7:28) 100 BPM
   
Nights Near The Fire - (7:14) 90 BPM
   
Now I'm Living In Ecstasy - (6:12) 105 BPM
   
Oaria Raio - (6:30) 104 BPM
   
Ohio - (6:52) 118 BPM
   
Only Love Can Save Me - (7:50) 121 BPM
   
So Bad - (7:15) 118 BPM
   
The Power Of Woman - (5:57) 108 BPM
   
Think This Time - (7:14) 117 BPM
   
What Have You Done For Me - (6:05) 115 BPM
   
You Know I Like It - (6:26) 114 BPM
   
You Make Me - (6:50) 120 BPM
Review: Montenegrin producer/re-editor Sasha Mitich, better known as Mitiko, has been extremely prolific since emerging onto the scene around five years ago, reliably turning out a new album-length EP every few months - which has left him with a rich back catalogue to plunder for this 'best of' compilation. Most of the tracks here would appear to be re-edits rather than original productions, but if so then he's dug admirably deep - there are reworks of cuts by Sister Sledge, Janet Jackson and Kool & The Gang ('Celebremos' was the band's own Spanish-language version of 'Celebration'), but most of the other source material escapes us. Which, of course, just makes this set sound all the fresher!
DF 113
18 Sep 20
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Hotmood - "I Love To Boogie" - (6:06) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Evil Smarty - "The Groove To Make You Dance" - (5:49) 120 BPM
   
Mitiko - "What Have You Done For Me" - (6:05) 115 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Soul Food" - (5:58) 105 BPM
Review: Here we have four more sure-fire bullets for your disco machine gun, coming courtesy of Serbia's Disco Fruit label. Mexico's Hotmood is up first with the fairly self-explanatory 'I Love To Boogie', which is followed by 'The Groove To Make You Dance', a reworking of T-Connection's 1977 TK Disco classic 'Groove To Get Down' by Guildford's own re-edit don Evil Smarty. Montenegran producer Sasha Mitich, AKA Mitiko, then takes liberties with Janet Jackson (and gets away with it) on 'What Have You Done For Me', before label co-owner Loshmi plays us out with laidback, headnodding instrumental 'Soul Food'
DF 112
28 Aug 20
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Funk OffEXCLUSIVE
   
Funk Off - (6:05) 113 BPM
   
Motherfunker - (5:00) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Motherfunker (Tonbe mix) - (5:39) 59 BPM
Review: The words 'funk' and 'funky' are two of most over-used and wantonly misapplied in the entire musical lexicon, but rest assured they're employed entirely appropriately here! 'Funk Off' is an authentically fat n' squelchy, late 70s/early 80s-sounding affair, but with a modern twist - to contemporary ears, that bassline will recall both Daft Punk's 'Da Funk' and Basement Jaxx's 'Remedy'. 'Motherfunker' operates in similar territory, but with something of a Compass Point-like swing to the bass and topline hints of 'Ashes To Ashes'-era Bowie, while Tonbe provides a rerub of the latter that packs a heftier kick, presumably to enable smoother transition onto house floors.
DF 111
14 Aug 20
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My SugarEXCLUSIVE
   
Can't Wait No Longer - (6:17) 108 BPM
   
Eighties Lady - (6:44) 115 BPM
   
Hold Me - (7:42) 111 BPM
   
House Of Love - (5:54) 119 BPM
   
My Sugar - (6:40) 102 BPM
   
Oaria Raio - (6:30) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Straight To Your Arms - (5:30) 120 BPM
Played by: Tonbe
Review: Since a young age, Montenegro-based Mitiko has shown a great passion for music. 10 years ago his productions began to surface, many tracks in the vein of nu-disco and deep house found on such labels as Fruity Flavor and Cherry Cola Records - and of course his very own Disco Fruit. Following up his previous long player from last month entitled 'Summer' he's already back into the groove with 'My Sugar', featuring a fine collection of sweltering edits. From the roaring vocals on the uplifting "Can't Wait No Longer", the neon-lit '80s pop vibe of "Hold Me", the slo-mo boogie down feels of the title track and last but not least - an oldie but a goodie to be heard on "Straight To Your Arms".
DF 110
31 Jul 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Summer LPEXCLUSIVE
   
Those Years - (7:20) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
If You Feel - (6:38) 120 BPM
   
Dark Room - (6:14) 110 BPM
   
Always There - (7:00) 120 BPM
   
Good Girl - (7:28) 120 BPM
   
Freaky Situation - (5:13) 122 BPM
   
Definition Of Dance - (6:13) 122 BPM
   
Latina - (5:36) 120 BPM
   
Long Hot Summer - (5:47) 123 BPM
   
Take You Out - (6:44) 123 BPM
   
Stick Together - (7:20) 120 BPM
   
Rock Baby Rock - (6:44) 120 BPM
   
Rock Baby Rock (version 2) - (5:30) 123 BPM
   
The Moment Is Eternity - (5:36) 120 BPM
Played by: Tonbe, Kongisto, Paul Older
Review: Fresh from impressing via a first outing on Hot Digits, Tonbe returns to his own imprint, Disco Fruit, with an overflowing picnic basket of summery dancefloor treats. The emphasis throughout is on musical warmth, with elements borrowed from a variety of lesser-known jazz-funk, disco and electrofunk cuts combining well with the producer's own deep house sounds and largely club-focussed drums. The results are uniformly entertaining and enjoyable, with highlights including the boogie fizz of "Always There", the Bongo-riffic West Coast deep house bounce of "Freaky Situation", the carnival-ready roll of "Latina" and the Chimes style breakbeat soul heat of "Stick Together".
DF 109
17 Jul 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Disko DissEXCLUSIVE
   
Disko Diss - (7:42) 123 BPM
   
Le Soleil Pour Demain Matin - (7:42) 122 BPM
   
Only Love Can Save Me - (7:50) 121 BPM
   
Pray For Another Day - (7:42) 124 BPM
   
Really Wanna Know - (7:34) 124 BPM
   
Rhythm Algorithm - (7:40) 122 BPM
   
Sound Of The Rain - (6:32) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tell Me - (7:50) 120 BPM
   
Always There - (7:30) 124 BPM
   
Breathe - (7:56) 122 BPM
Review: Montenegran producer Sasha Mitich returns to Serbia's Disco Fruit with his second album proper, which follows 2018's 'Disko Adriatiko'. We're in nu-disco/disco-house territory as opposed to straight-up 70s pastiche - in fact it's 80s boogie/electrofunk, rather than 70s disco per se, that's the most obvious influence, particularly on cuts like 'Pray For Another Day'. But the album's perhaps at its most interesting when it crosses over into other musical pastures: there's some fine jazz-funk playing to be heard on Ronnie Laws/Incognito cover 'Always There', for instance, while the standout for this reviewer is jazz-fuelled deep houser 'Sound Of The Rain' - think St Germain jamming with the Average White Band!
DF 108
26 Jun 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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For My PeopleEXCLUSIVE
   
For My People (2020 mix) - (5:50) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Back In Time - (5:15) 119 BPM
   
Easy Summer Wind - (6:52) 110 BPM
   
Thankful - (5:48) 118 BPM
   
Cobbon Sound - (6:31) 120 BPM
   
Dobar Groove - (5:09) 115 BPM
Review: It would be fair to say that Tonbe is pretty prolific. Since his last outing on Disco Fruit - the label he founded and runs, remember - in March (2020), the Serbian producer has made numerous outings on Little Jack, Zero Eleven and Puro Music. Given this release schedule you'd expect "For My People", his latest mini-album on Disco Fruit, to be a bit flabby, but it's genuinely another hit-filled treat. Our picks of a very strong bunch of disco, boogie and house-flavoured reworks include the "2020 Mix" of "For My People", a sax and jazzy bass guitar-dominated dancefloor treat, the hazy Balearic disco warmth of "Easy Summer Wind", the pulsating P-funk bounce of "Thankful" and the chunky, percussion-rich peak-time goodness of "Dobar Groove".
DF 107
05 Jun 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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MentirosaEXCLUSIVE
   
Todo Por El Son - (7:40) 110 BPM
   
Mentirosa - (6:22) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Aqua Fria - (7:24) 120 BPM
   
Mira Que Eres Linda - (6:27) 122 BPM
   
El Camaron - (7:44) 122 BPM
Review: Something of a departure for Mitiko here: a regular on Disco Fruit, the Montenegran producer is best known for disco and boogie vibes that pay very faithful homage to the sounds of the 70s and 80s, but on this five-tracker he takes a left turn into Latin music territory. Disco jocks who favour rhythmic workouts over serotonin-rush diva vocals will find this an EP that's worth exploring, and while its appeal to the disco beards in cities such as Manchester or Berlin may be somewhat limited, that's certainly not gonna be the case in party destinations like Miami, Ibiza or Mexico.
DF 106
15 May 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Beach ViewEXCLUSIVE
   
Come Back Once More - (6:55) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Automatic Move - (7:12) 117 BPM
   
To The Boogie Found - (6:56) 121 BPM
   
We Are Stelar Funk - (6:30) 121 BPM
   
How Sweet It Used To Be - (6:29) 111 BPM
   
What She Wants - (5:57) 104 BPM
   
How I Feel - (6:02) 98 BPM
Review: For his last outing on Disco Fruit, Montenegro-based Mitiko served up some "Naughty Things". On his return to the label, he's decided to share his "Beach View". It's a fine vista which naturally comes accompanied by the kind of warm, sun-kissed re-edits that will sound suitably saucy blasting out of the windows of locked-down houses this summer. Highlights are plentiful, from the low-slung, delay-laden Stevie Wonder revision that kicks things off ("Come Back Once More"), to drowsy, synth-laden jazz-funk-meets-electrofunk goodness of "To The Boogie Found", via the grandiose disco stomp of "How Sweet It Used To Be" and the pitched-down, R&B-goes-house warmth of closing cut "How I Feel".
DF 105
10 Apr 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Brian SNR - "Down 4 Some Loving" - (6:51) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Brian SNR - "Let's Dance" - (6:26) 120 BPM
   
C. Da Afro - "Music Is Love" - (5:34) 118 BPM
   
Frank Virgilio - "Thick As A Brick" (The ReThink) - (6:05) 112 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Afro Vibrations" - (6:22) 112 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Mr. Funkyman" - (7:09) 115 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Bitange" - (7:06) 118 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Palm Springs" - (4:52) 120 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Almost Made You Cry" - (8:07) 121 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Back To Dance" - (7:16) 105 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Celebremos" - (6:40) 121 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Give It Up" - (6:16) 115 BPM
   
Mitiko - "It's Over, It's Over" - (5:51) 96 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Too Hot To Trot" - (6:02) 118 BPM
   
Mitiko - "What Have You Done For Me" - (6:05) 115 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Gem Picker" - (6:22) 117 BPM
   
Tonbe - "I Don't Belong To You" - (5:57) 122 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Make It Last Forever" - (6:56) 120 BPM
Played by: Tonbe
Review: Fresh from the market, Disco Fruit offers up a suitably large pallet of juicy re-edits, tasty revisions and sun-ripened reworks. As you'd expect, there's plenty to get your teeth into from start to finish. Our highlights include the fuzzy 21st century disco-funk of Brian SNR's "Down For Some Loving", the bouncy, synth-bass-propelled funkiness of C Da Afro's "Music Is Love", the sleazy sweatiness of Frank Virgilio's flash-fried "Thick As A Brick (The ReThink)", the throbbing goodness of Loshmi's Italo-disco/80s rock revision "Palm Springs", the mid-tempo disco bliss of Mitiko's "It's Over, It's Over" and the disco-house bump of Tonbe's "Make It Last Forever".
DF 104
20 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Another Bite - (6:14) 118 BPM
   
Regularno - (5:52) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pelin - (7:44) 118 BPM
   
Drunk Robot - (6:21) 121 BPM
   
Really Fresh - (6:07) 119 BPM
   
Let's Groove Baby - (6:10) 118 BPM
   
Samo Iluzija - (5:42) 118 BPM
   
Strange Things - (6:09) 119 BPM
   
Robin's Flight - (6:08) 118 BPM
   
Her Desires - (6:00) 118 BPM
   
Sunny August - (5:32) 120 BPM
Played by: Tonbe, SUNNER SOUL
Review: It's only been five months since Disco Fruit overlord Tonbe (real name Milos Djordjevic) offered up his fourth full-length excursion, but he's already offering up album number five. The Serbian producer begins with a squelchy synth-funk cover of Queen Classic "Another One Bites The Dust" (renamed "Another Bite") and ends with the cowbell-laden nu-boogie smoothness of "Sunny August"; in between, you'll find a fine selection of colourful, synth-heavy workouts that successfully blend bold melodies and ear-catching chords with beats that variously touch on house, disco, Italo, freestyle and electro. It's a coherent and entertaining set with plenty of dancefloor-ready club cuts for all those who dig melody-driven nu-disco.
DF 103
06 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Naughty ThingsEXCLUSIVE
   
Bad Man Of The West - (7:00) 113 BPM
   
Gonna Block This City - (6:42) 117 BPM
   
Having Any Doubts - (6:12) 121 BPM
   
Nights Near The Fire - (7:14) 90 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
On The Rock - (6:38) 118 BPM
   
Somebody To Love Tonight - (6:58) 110 BPM
   
Standing On The Line - (6:03) 119 BPM
Review: Montenegro's own disco don Mitiko clearly isn't a subscriber to the "less is more" theory: since 2016 he's put out no fewer than nine albums, all on Disco Fruit, and now here comes number 10. Don't expect any huge, groundbreaking innovation here: faithful homages, not sonic experiments, are Mitiko's stock-in-trade. But from the chuggy, laidback 'Nights Near The Fire' to the 80s boogie of 'Having Any Doubts' and 'Standing On The Line', and from the jazz-funk groove of 'On The Rock' to the unabashed cheesy/novelty vibe of 'Bad Man Of The West', it's all well executed and authentic-sounding, making this an enjoyable listen all the same.
DF 102
24 Jan 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Mamma JammaEXCLUSIVE
   
Mamma Jamma (original mix) - (5:59) 121 BPM
   
Mamma Jamma (Dr Packer remix) - (5:54) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mamma Jamma (Hotmood remix) - (5:55) 120 BPM
   
Mamma Jamma (Tonbe remix) - (6:46) 116 BPM
   
HN (original mix) - (6:21) 121 BPM
   
HN (Mitiko remix) - (8:29) 123 BPM
Review: 2019 was a busy year for 84bit, a producer who released a mixture of deep house and nu-disco jams on a variety of largely digital-only labels. "Mamma Jamma" is his debut for Disco Fruit and features a number of notable cuts. Chief amongst these is the title track, a bustling, bass-heavy chunk of booming disco-house that's subsequently taken in a funkier direction by the ubiquitous Dr Packer, Hotmood and Tonbe, whose fine revision is looser, warmer and baggier. The EP also boasts two versions of "HN": an electric piano-laden original mix that expertly joins the dots between elecro, funk breaks and disco-funk, and a bubbly nu-disco revision by label regular Mitko.
DF 101
10 Jan 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Delightful - (5:57) 113 BPM
   
Disko Heat - (7:20) 120 BPM
   
Funky Animals - (5:24) 117 BPM
   
Open Roads - (5:34) 118 BPM
   
Soul Food - (5:56) 105 BPM
   
Spank Her - (8:07) 116 BPM
   
Spring Break - (5:21) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Astonishingly, Loshmi's long-running "Serious Edits" series is now 15 volumes deep. We can happily confirm that he's not run out of steam yet with the seven-track selection featuring some suitably playable, floor-friendly revisions that are well worth your hard-earned cash. Our highlights include the gently housed-up 80s disco goodness of "Delightful", the heavy disco-funk/proto-rap fusion of "Funky Animals" - all eccentric mic flow, mazy organ lines and beefed-up disco grooves - and the languid, glassy-eyed loveliness of head-nodding warm up gem "Soul Food". There's naturally plenty to set the pulse elsewhere across the EP, too, so give all of the clips a listen if you have time.
DF 100
06 Dec 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Street GrooveEXCLUSIVE
   
Tonbe - "Broken Heart" - (7:31) 116 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Something Jazzy" - (7:04) 120 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Street Groove" - (7:00) 120 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Feel So Good" - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Almost Made You Cry" - (8:07) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mitiko - "I Think You Like" - (6:45) 122 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Think About My Passion" - (7:01) 122 BPM
Played by: Tonbe
Review: "Street Groove" sees Disco Fruit's most prolific producers - Serbian boss man Tonbe and Montenegro-based hero Mitiki - join forces on a seven-track collection of brand new tunes that cannily combine elements of deep house, nu-disco and '90s style U.S house. Our highlights include the aptly named house retro-futurism of "Something Jazzy", the bounding, bass-heavy haziness of title track "Street Groove", the colourful nu-disco/deep house fusion of "Feels So Good" and the slap-bass propelled wonder that is "I Think You Like", where bongo-heavy hand percussion and bumpin' house drums combine to create an energy packed peak-time mood.
DF 099
15 Nov 19
Deep House
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CelebremosEXCLUSIVE
   
Celebremos - (6:40) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Do It Again - (6:28) 116 BPM
   
Love Somebody Today - (6:38) 123 BPM
   
Ohio - (6:52) 118 BPM
   
To The Top - (8:02) 118 BPM
Review: Montenegro-based groove lord Mitiki is in a celebratory mood on his latest Disco Fruit re-edit outing. He gleefully skips between the beefed-up Spanish language disco cheeriness of "Celebremas" - a rework of a cover of Kool & The Gang's "Celebrate" - and the Clavinet-happy disco-funk muscularity of K.I.D tweak "Do It Again", before charging towards disco-house dancefloors via the beefed-up sweetness of "Love Somebody Today". The pie-eyed, smiling fun continues via the delicious disco-funk party vibes of "Ohio" and closing cut "To The Top", a chunky, horn-toting revision of another sing-along disco workout.
DF 098
25 Oct 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Disko TrashEXCLUSIVE
   
I Don't Belong To You - (5:57) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Want To Hear This - (5:18) 123 BPM
   
Shake Their Bodies - (7:04) 119 BPM
   
Disko Trash - (6:23) 115 BPM
   
Mumbling Yeah - (6:07) 121 BPM
   
Moving Like A Pro - (5:34) 120 BPM
   
Mrdoguz - (6:18) 121 BPM
   
Zezalica - (7:01) 119 BPM
   
Moving With Bassline - (5:24) 122 BPM
   
Use Your Imagination - (5:41) 116 BPM
Played by: Tonbe, Vito lalinga
Review: Here's a record that doesn't sound like it should have been made in Serbia but definitely was, as Milos Djordjevic, better known as Tonbe (or sometimes Loshmi), returns to his own Disco Fruit label with album number four. 'I Don't Belong To You' kicks things off in fine brass-parpin' style and 'Use Your Imagination' brings the album to a close with sprightly bass, whistling synths and a spoken female vocal, while in-between you'll find eight more tracks ranging from non-cheesy disco-house ('I Want To Hear This') to west coast-ish funk ('Shake Their Bodies'), with Zapp-esque squelchy synth basslines and vocodered vox much in evidence throughout.
DF 097
04 Oct 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Cat In RioEXCLUSIVE
   
Thick As A Brick (The ReThink) - (6:05) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cat In Rio (The ReThink) - (6:07) 97 BPM
   
Matt's Ring - (6:10) 115 BPM
Review: Although he's contributed numerous tracks to recent compilations, this three-tracker from Frank Virgilio is actually the enthusiastic label-hopper's first single since the spring. He begins by applying his magic touch to a prime slice of horn-heavy purple funk, wrapping the original's flash-fried guitars, tasty trumpets and scat style vocals around a chunky disco-house style groove. He dips the tempo - but not the floor-friendly intensity - on "Cat In Rio", a low-slung dub disco affair that boasts a suitably heavy bassline and plenty of sun-kissed, samba-soaked synths, while closing cut "Matt's Ring" is a loopy, disco-house style cut-up of Matsubara's "SOS", a jazz-funk/disco fusion classic that used to get regular rotation at David Mancuso's legendary Loft parties.
DF 096
20 Sep 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Boogie Till We Drop - (6:00) 114 BPM
   
I'll See It Again - (6:14) 116 BPM
   
It's Over, It's Over - (5:51) 96 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Music Is Her Lover - (5:51) 109 BPM
   
Out Of The Night Time - (5:49) 101 BPM
   
Won't You Blame Me - (6:53) 105 BPM
   
You Know I Like It - (6:26) 114 BPM
Review: Get ready to boogie till you drop as Montenegro-based scalpel fiend Mitiko offers up a seven-track selection of lightly beefed-up re-edits. There's plenty of tried-and-tested fun to enjoy, from the chugging, synth-sporting disco-rock antics of "Boogie Till We Drop" and the surging K.I.D rework business of "I'll See It Again", to the low-slung swamp funk sleaziness of "Music Is Her Lover" and the rubbery boogie-soul goodness of slap-bass sporting workout "Won't You Blame Me". Wisely he's included a smattering of superb slow jams, too, with the '80s soul shuffle of "Out Of The Night Time" and slow disco groover "It's Over, It's Over" standing out.
DF 095
06 Sep 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Mitiko - "My Shoes" (Loshmi mix) - (6:10) 116 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Too Hot To Trot" (Loshmi mix) - (6:02) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Loshmi - "Portoriko" - (6:12) 120 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Pretty Chiquita" - (5:54) 118 BPM
Review: Serbia's Disco Fruit bring us a split EP from two label regulars: Montenegro's Sasha Mitich, better known as Mitiko, and Milos Djordjsevic, better known as prolific re-editor (his 'Serious Edits' compilation series is now up to Vol 11) Loshmi. Mitiko brings us two retro funkers - 'My Shoes', with its infectious wukka-wukking guitar riff, and 'Too Hot To Handle', which marries a sung/rapped male vocal to an 80s sounding synth-woodwind hook. Loshmi, meanwhile, takes us into more Latin-leaning funk territory with 'Portoriko' and 'Pretty Chiquita'. All four are built with the simple aim of moving booties on dancefloors, and all four will do that for sure.
DF 094
16 Aug 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Cherry On TopEXCLUSIVE
   
C. Da Afro - "Carte Blanche" - (6:28) 115 BPM
   
C. Da Afro - "What The Funk" - (6:49) 116 BPM
   
Felipe Michelin - "It Is House" - (5:43) 123 BPM
   
Munky Fike - "Peace Of Jazz" - (5:24) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Munky Fike - "Tell You" - (5:32) 120 BPM
   
J.B. Boogie - "Fashion Lady" - (6:13) 120 BPM
   
J.B. Boogie - "Party Underground" - (5:34) 122 BPM
   
Jack Roy & Peitzke - "On The House" (original mix) - (5:52) 120 BPM
   
Jack Roy & Peitzke - "On The House" (Tonbe remix) - (5:50) 120 BPM
   
Mike Woods - "Get What You Need Yall" - (6:24) 116 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Kompakt Disko" - (7:27) 118 BPM
   
Mitiko - "So Bad" - (7:15) 118 BPM
   
Hiva - "The Journey" - (5:59) 123 BPM
   
Hiva - "Yea Yeah" - (5:29) 124 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Get Juice" - (6:48) 120 BPM
Review: With 15 tracks from nine different artists, this is the first compilation from Disco Fruit, making it the ideal opportunity to get acquainted with the Serbian label - or just great value for money if you're in search of some fine contemporary disco, funk and boogie grooves. Ranging from the sprightly jazz-house of Munky Five's 'Peace Of Jazz' to the Fatback funk of Mike Woods 'Get What You Need Y'All', via the Parliament/Zapp-esque squelch of JB Boogie's 'Party Underground', the attitude-y disco-house strut of Jack Roy & Peitzke's 'On The House' with its Scissor Sisters-ish vocal and Hiva's cheeky 'Superfreak'-biting 'Yea Yeah', there's no shortage of mirror ball goodness here.
DF 093
02 Aug 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Back To Dance - (7:16) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Love Your Body - (7:12) 116 BPM
   
I Who Have No One - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
The Power Of Woman - (5:57) 108 BPM
Review: Like many of the most recognizable names on the re-edit and nu-disco scenes, Sasha Mitich AKA Mitiko has served up a steady stream of rock solid EPs over the last few years. His latest is typically groovy, atmospheric and floor-friendly with a quartet of killer cuts to get the juices flowing. Opener "Back To Dance" is a lolloping mid-tempo revision of gnarled swamp-funk groover rich in crunchy guitars and hazy horns, while "I Love Your Body" is a deliciously synth-heavy romp through delay-laden drum machine hits, chiming mid-80s melodies, bubbly bass and echoing vocal snippets. Mitich successfully switches mood and tempo on the thrusting Sylvester revision "I Who Have No One" before finishing on a high via the Jam & Lewis style '80s power-pop-soul of closing cut "The Power of Woman".
DF 092
19 Jul 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Juice & Boogie - (6:00) 118 BPM
   
Very Tough - (6:22) 118 BPM
   
Palm Springs - (4:52) 120 BPM
   
Sensual Love - (6:02) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
El Grande Funk - (4:48) 106 BPM
Review: Serbia's Milos Djordjevic, AKA Loshmi, brings us Vol 14 in his long-running re-edit series, with five tracks covering a range of musical ground. Opening instrumental 'Juice & Boogie' draws on brass-tastic 70s funk (exact source unknown, but there's a strong Blaxploitation soundtrack vibe), while 'El Grande Funk' plunders what would appear to be some heavy Indian sitar funk of the period. 'Very Tough' reworks Angela Bofill's 'Too Tough' from 1983 (ever so slightly!) while another, unknown 80s boogie cut inspires 'Sensual Love'. The standout, though, is 'Palm Springs', a shiny nu-disco jam that makes devastating use of the guitars from Blondie's 'Call Me'.
DF 091
28 Jun 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Best Of Part 3EXCLUSIVE
   
Give Me Funk - (6:55) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sweet Love - (7:03) 118 BPM
   
Original Tool - (6:06) 118 BPM
   
Passion Takes Over - (7:06) 116 BPM
   
I Feel Energy - (6:34) 118 BPM
   
Hold Me Tight - (6:47) 115 BPM
   
So Easy - (6:24) 120 BPM
   
Rare Groove Part 3 - (5:42) 115 BPM
   
The Way You Love Me - (6:53) 100 BPM
   
Those Days - (6:08) 120 BPM
   
What You Want - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
Rhapsody - (5:01) 110 BPM
   
Shoot Me Up - (6:40) 120 BPM
Review: It's a reflection of Tonbe's impressive productivity that his "Best Of" series has now notched up a third volume. Happily, the quality threshold remains pleasingly high, with the Disco Fruit founder gathering together tried-and-tested re-edits, reworks and original productions that combine rock solid, club-ready grooves with lashings of classic disco, boogie and electrofunk flavour. After kicking things off with the Clavinet-heavy P-funk flex of "Give The Funk", Tonbe giddly sprints through peak-time treats such "Original Tool" (a soaring disco-house workout rich in rubbery slap bass), "I Feel Energy" (all saucer-eyed Rhodes riffs, sun-warm grooves and swooping synth-strings), "Hold Me Tight" (low-slung disco-funk) and "Shoot Me Up" (brightly coloured electrofunk). You'll also find a smattering of slo-mo warm-up gems, with the decidedly loved-up "The Way You Love Me" standing out.
DF 090
14 Jun 19
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What Have You Done For Me - (6:05) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
You're My Kind Of Woman - (6:07) 122 BPM
   
Doesn't Know That - (6:13) 118 BPM
   
Dancin' To Stay Alive - (6:54) 118 BPM
   
Think Of You - (7:59) 115 BPM
   
Rising Sun - (7:31) 117 BPM
   
Superstar - (6:25) 112 BPM
Review: Sasha Mitich is a native of Kotor in Montenegro, and for the past decade he's been delivering a stream of re-edits and original material drawing on his love of classic disco, soul, funk and boogie. Seven such cuts are gathered together on this EP/mini-album, no fewer than three of which - 'What Have You Done For Me', 'Think Of You' and 'Doesn't Know That' are very playable Janet Jackson re-edits. Elsewhere, 'Rising Sun' features some fine cheesy sax work, 'You're My Kind Of Woman' borrows from Sho Nuff's 1980 boogie gem 'It's Alright', the title track has an 80s Miami feel and 'Superstar' reworks Amadeo's 'Moving Like A Superstar' from 1977.
DF 089
31 May 19
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Sugar LoveEXCLUSIVE
   
Music Is Love - (5:34) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sugar Love - (6:15) 117 BPM
Review: Fresh from lending his sublime scalpel skills to Editorial as part of the label's latest multi-artist extravaganza, C Da Afro returns to Disco Fruit with another tasty two-track missive. The Grecian producer is in predictably fine form on chunky, bass-heavy opener "Music Is Love", where dubbed-out vocal snippets, jazzy guitar motifs, swirling strings and fuzzy organ riffs cluster around a rubbery, all action disco-house groove. "Sugar Love" is an altogether more synth heavy beast, with C Da Afro applying his successful formula - all beefed-up bottom end and excitement building filter sweeps - to a dazzling slab of colourful '80s Euro-boogie goodness.
DF 088
17 May 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Gem Picker EPEXCLUSIVE
   
Gem Picker - (6:22) 117 BPM
   
Make It Last Forever - (6:56) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rough - (6:37) 121 BPM
   
Get Loose - (7:52) 121 BPM
Played by: Tonbe, LEGO EDIT
Review: When it comes to serving up tried-and-tested re-edits with beefed-up bottom end, Disco Fruit main man Tonbe can usually be relied upon to deliver the goods. This EP appears less than three months after his most recent edits album and contains four more reasons to be cheerful. He begins with the rubbery bounce of "Gem Picker", where a deep, trumpet-laden jazz-funk workout is given a gentle house makeover, before sticking a size 12 boot up the backside of what sounds like a Robert Owens-voiced deep house cut. "Rough" is a cheery, horn-heavy romp through European disco-funk pastures, while "Get Loose" sees the Serbian layer sparkling piano riffs and mazy synth lines over a hip-wiggling house beat.
DF 087
03 May 19
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From Paris To NY - (7:09) 118 BPM
   
Get Away - (7:08) 120 BPM
   
Give It Up - (6:16) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Keep Moving On - (7:35) 115 BPM
   
Let It All - (7:35) 116 BPM
   
Some Dangerous Style - (6:40) 112 BPM
   
The One Who Loves You - (5:25) 123 BPM
   
Work Out - (6:35) 115 BPM
Review: Montenegro's Mitiko is taking a journey "From Paris to NY" and the good news is that we're all invited along for the ride. In typical fashion, the prolific producer's soundtrack is packed to the rafters with club-ready disco workouts guaranteed to get a party going on any Transatlantic flight. Our picks include the Clavinet-heavy disco-funk bounce of "Give It Up", the mid-80s, Fairlight stab-sporting electrofunk madness of "Let It All", the chiming synths and Jam & Lewis style beats of '80s soul revision "The One Who Loves You" and the rolling disco-house bounce of superior title track "From Paris to NY". In other words, it's a veritable smorgasbord of tasty re-edit treats.
DF 086
19 Apr 19
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Ding Dong - (5:41) 118 BPM
   
Bitange - (7:06) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Burn The Floor - (5:29) 117 BPM
   
In Your Face - (6:00) 120 BPM
   
Real G - (6:18) 118 BPM
   
Record This - (5:36) 120 BPM
   
Rhyme Assassin - (5:09) 118 BPM
   
Only Bitches - (5:49) 121 BPM
Review: Eight re-edits here that, somewhat unusually, draw largely on classic hip-hop rather than the standard old school funk, disco and boogie for inspiration - opener 'Ding Dong', for example, lifts a chunk of vocal from Sequence's Sugarhill classic 'Funk You Up' - though musically we're firmly in disco/house territory. Standouts include 'Burn The Floor' with its infectious P-funk synths and George Clinton-via-Death Row vocal chant, the seriously phat 'n' squelchy 'Real G', and 'In Your Face', which comes on like Ice-T having a go at that oompah-loompah, Balkan-style tech-house that was so popular around 2010 or so.
DF 085
05 Apr 19
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Tropical EPEXCLUSIVE
   
Afro Vibrations - (6:22) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Shiny Stockings - (6:21) 118 BPM
   
Tropical - (5:50) 114 BPM
   
I Was Never Fan Of Sampling - (6:23) 115 BPM
Review: Even by the standards of the disco edit scene, where producers and scalpel fiends think nothing of chucking out new EPs left, right and centre, Hotmood Man Guillermo Gonzalez is impressively prolific. Unlike some of his contemporaries, though, his high standards never split. There's naturally plenty to admire on this return to Disco Fruit, from the baggy-but-bouncing brilliance of "Afro Vibrations" - all lolloping beats, Fela Kuti style sax solos, layered percussion and rich Afro-funk guitars - to the humid and sun-kissed chug of "Tropical", which appears to mix samples lifted from a cover of a well-known jazz-funk jam with warm and wozzy new instrumentation. Also impressive is "Shiny Stockings", a loopy, boogie-driven jam that sits somewhere between Tiger & Woods and Nang-style nu-disco.
DF 084
15 Mar 19
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You Make Me - (6:50) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Staring Into Blackness - (7:08) 106 BPM
   
Should I Go Now - (6:32) 96 BPM
Review: Mitiko's last outing on Disco Fruit, September 2018's "Easy To See", was a particularly expansive and action-packed set. The prolific, Montenegro-based producer seems to have simmered down a little, because this return to Tonbe's popular imprint contains just three tracks. Crucially, though, they all hit the spot. First up is the groovy, electric piano-laden dancefloor sweetness of "You Make Me", whose elastic bassline and fizzing nu-disco synths catch the ear. "Staring Into Blackness" is a slow disco-house chugger built around heavy bass guitar and Meters-style Hammond organ licks, while "Should I Go Now" sees our hero wrap snaking sax lines around another sumptuous, slow-motion groove and suitably Balearic acoustic guitar flourishes.
DF 083
01 Mar 19
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ExistenceEXCLUSIVE
   
It's Not Over - (6:35) 95 BPM
   
The Beginning - (6:53) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
So Fresh - (6:10) 116 BPM
   
Never Enough - (6:28) 117 BPM
   
Unreal - (6:32) 115 BPM
   
Can't Help Myself - (6:41) 122 BPM
   
Love And Sunshine - (6:56) 120 BPM
   
Desperation - (6:50) 120 BPM
   
Love Theory - (6:24) 120 BPM
   
F Dope 1 - (6:00) 120 BPM
   
F Dope 3 - (7:04) 120 BPM
   
So Tired - (6:58) 118 BPM
Review: By anyone's standards, this is a bumper selection of re-edits from Disco Fruit big cheese Tonbe. Amongst the 12 tracks you'll find a head-nodding chunk of horn-heavy funk ("It's Not Over"), a tooled-up peak-time disco-funk smasher ("The Beginning"), some Talkbox-sporting P-funk madness ("Never Enough"), a dash of deep space Italo-disco/electrofunk fusion (the superb "Unreal") and even a big dollop of hands-in-the-air piano house fun (skipping, turn of the '90s workout "I Can't Help Myself" and the slightly deeper but no lass glassy-eyed "Love And Sunshine"). It's the kind of collection that DJs will want to keep on their USB sticks at all times; it's not just the diversity that impresses, but also Tonbe's high quality threshold. Put simply, there's very little filler and plenty of killer cuts.
DF 082
08 Feb 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Muscle Funk LPEXCLUSIVE
   
Let's Dance - (6:26) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Like A Fever - (6:28) 122 BPM
   
Lovers Delight - (5:21) 119 BPM
   
She's Superfly (original mix) - (7:35) 110 BPM
   
She's Superfly (SNR's Naked mix) - (7:35) 110 BPM
   
Down 4 Some Loving - (6:51) 114 BPM
   
Down 4 Some Loving (dub mix) - (6:51) 114 BPM
   
Down 4 Some Loving (Mitiko remix) - (6:51) 100 BPM
   
Down 4 Some Loving (C Da Afro remix) - (7:03) 110 BPM
   
Down 4 Some Loving (AP (84Bit) remix) - (6:16) 118 BPM
   
Down 4 Some Loving (Dirty Disco Stars remix) - (5:39) 120 BPM
Review: This undeniably epic set by Brian Basil van Heerden under the familiar Brian Snr alias offers up a handful of unheard cuts and a dizzying array of remixes of previous Disco Fruit singles "She's Superfly" and "Down 4Some Loving". In the former category you'll find "Let's Dance", a hard-wired disco chugger rich in rasping saxophone solos, the piano-sporting disco-funk strut of "Like A Fever" and the low slung dub disco/electrofunk fusion of "Lover's Delight". Remix-wise, we're rather enjoying the stripped back mid-tempo chunkiness of SNR's revision of "She's Superfly", the Clav-happy, slo-mo breakbeat sludge-funk that is Mitiko's remix of "Down 4 Some Loving" and C Da Afro's electrofunk take on the same track. That said, the quality threshold remains high throughout.
DF 081
18 Jan 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Various
   
Evil Smarty - "The Groove To Make You Dance" - (5:49) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hiva & J.R. Mark - "From The Ghetto" - (5:42) 124 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Let's Ride" - (7:11) 108 BPM
   
Kellini - "No Balance" - (7:19) 119 BPM
   
Kellini - "Take Her Out" - (6:22) 103 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Easy Night Drive" - (5:58) 122 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Con Sabrosura" - (7:58) 119 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Disko Adriatiko" - (7:28) 114 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Do You Really Want My Love" - (8:42) 120 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Get Me Some Luvin" - (5:17) 105 BPM
   
Mitiko - "I Need Your Tears" - (7:57) 111 BPM
   
Mitiko - "In The Wall" - (7:36) 112 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Something Brewing" - (6:23) 120 BPM
   
Tonbe - "That Sample" - (7:11) 105 BPM
   
Umberto Lumber - "Randy Ritual" - (4:51) 125 BPM
Played by: Tonbe, Ruff Diamond
Review: Serbia's Disco Fruit Records present a 15-track collection packed with disco, nu-disco and disco-house goodness. It's very much an in-house affair - label boss Tonbe contributes two tracksm while Disco Fruit regular Mitiko is behind a further six - which makes the general standard of what's on offer even more impressive. Highlights include Mitiko's boogie-ish 'Do You Really Want My Love?', Loshmi's gloriously camp, Euro-inspired 'Easy Night Drive', Hotmood's lazy, low-slung 'Let's Ride' and Tonbe's phat-assed jazz-funker 'That Sample', while special mention should be made of Kellini's 'No Balance' which, to older ears, is Animotion's 'Obsession' in disguise.
DF 080
07 Dec 18
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Better TogetherEXCLUSIVE
   
In Case Of Emergency - (7:04) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
House In Downtown - (6:32) 117 BPM
Review: Disco Fruit's latest two-track missive sees label regular Loshmi join forces with Glitterbox regular and disco remixer to the stars Dr Packer. First up is "A Case of Emergency", which sounds like a tidied up, extra-fresh revision of a sparkling '80s soul/electrofunk jam full of addictive synth bass, sing-along chorus vocals, chiming melodies and twinkling pianos. Equally as impressive is accompanying cut-job "House In Downtown", another '80s soul style revision blessed with funk-fuelled boogie bass guitar, spacey synthesizer flourishes, life-affirming brass blasts and a vaguely familiar lead vocal that will have dancers singing along in unison. Proper party music for those who like their dancefloor grooves to come accompanied by shoulder pads, Jheri curls and a side order of cherry wine.
DF 079
16 Nov 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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